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OspreyData hires Oil and Gas veterans, VP of Sales Richard Wuest and Data Scientist Alex Lamb

OspreyData hires Oil and Gas veterans, VP of Sales Richard Wuest and Data Scientist Alex Lamb

OspreyData, leader in AI-Based Production Optimization solutions for Oil & Gas, announced today that Richard Wuest has joined as VP of Sales and Alex Lamb has joined as Data Scientist.

HOUSTON, July 10, 2019 — OspreyData, leader in AI-Based Production Optimization solutions for Oil & Gas, announced today that Richard Wuest has joined as VP of Sales and Alex Lamb has joined as Data Scientist.

Wuest is a senior sales executive who brings 30 years of experience selling technology and enterprise software solutions. Wuest will lead the sales team for the OspreyData AI software solutions in Energy. Previously, he led SAP teams in Business Intelligence and Oil and Gas, and in Business Applications at Oracle, and other technology firms. Richard helps executives, IT, engineering and field organizations document the ROI of automating processes and make successful digital transformations in Oil and Gas.

Richard attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a degree in Finance. Richard will spend a great deal of time in the field, helping clients streamline production processes, and introducing OspreyData to the market.

“OspreyData is pleased to have Richard lead our sales initiatives, focused on production optimization and leveraging our artificial intelligence enabled platform, used by Oil and Gas producers to lower lease operating expenses and enhance oil production,” stated Ed Cowsar, CEO.  “His leadership and success help us add OspreyData clients who need continued oil and gas production growth while lowering costs.”

OspreyData also announces that Alex Lamb has joined as a Data Scientist. Lamb brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. He was President of the Texas Geophysical Society at University of Texas at Austin, where he obtained a Master of Science in Geophysics from the Jackson School of Geoscience, and he also has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Information & Computer Science from University of California Irvine. He has deep experience as a geophysicist at independent oil and gas companies including Devon Energy in Oklahoma City, working on rock physics modeling, seismic inversion, AI predictive models and reservoir characterization integrating multiphysics datasets with engineering to optimize well placement, completions parameters, and reservoir production. Lamb spoke at recent industry conferences including the URTeC Conference in Denver and at American Association of Petroleum Geologists on “Depositional Interpretation and Sequence Stratigraphic Control on Reservoir Quality and Distribution in the Meramec STACK Play: Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma.” At Osprey he will be applying machine learning techniques to production optimization and artificial lift problems for oil and gas clients.

Ed Cowsar stated, “We are honored that Alex, a very experienced Data Scientist and proven Oil and Gas Geophysicist, has joined our growing software company. OspreyData increased 2019 investments in oil & gas experience, AI technology, and platform capabilities.”

Global oil producers and independent oil companies alike are seeing more value in the OspreyData AI enabled Production Optimization Platform. New clients are using OspreyData’s cloud-based software across the Permian Basin and other shale plays to scale growth, lower Lease Operating Expense, and increase production. OspreyData’s incremental software implementation offers immediate value. And as oil and gas prices fluctuate, we help agile E&P companies win in this merger and acquisition market on Wall Street, and in their savvy acquisition and divestiture of leases in the oil fields. “

OspreyData is hosting another Oil and Gas Production Optimization Series webcast on Thursday July 18th, 2019 at 9:00 AM Central. You can register now for OspreyData’s upcoming webcast, featuring Richard Wuest and Venkat Putcha, PhD, PE, “The Top 3 Reasons It’s Time to Automate Gas Lift Optimization”; register here now for this informative session.

OspreyData is the first software platform to bring expert-augmented Machine Learning to the E&P space. Their predictive models identify problem states in Artificial Lift and Production that lead to downtime and sub-optimal oil and gas production, allowing operators to take early action to prevent failure and increase production and safety. OspreyData is based in Orange County, CA and Houston, TX.

For more info visit www.ospreydata.com or contact Tim Burke, VP of Operations, to schedule a full press briefing at (844) OSPREY-NOW.

Access All of OspreyData’s Live Webcasts!

Access All of OspreyData’s Live Webcasts!

We’ve archived all of our past webcasts in one locations so you can easily access each one!

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, the first OspreyData webinar was broadcast. It’s the first in a series discussing the emerging AI revolution in Oil & Gas. Our Data Scientist Venkat Putcha (PhD, Penn State) and VP of Client Services Tim Burke demonstrated OspreyData’s latest innovations in Production Optimization and the potential ROI of implementing these AI-based solutions across fields and plays.


On Thursday, May 2, 2019, key members of the OspreyData Executive Team discussed one of the most crucial issues being faced in the Oil & Gas AI revolution: developing a robust data quality strategy.

OspreyData CTO Ron Frohock (20+ years Technology Executive) and VP of Production Optimization & Services Ken Collins (20+ years Production Engineering & Management Executive) demonstrated how operators of any size can leverage data to deploy new methods for Artificial Lift monitoring and achieve a sizable ROI.


Dr. Venkat Putcha, Senior Data Scientist at OspreyData chats with Richard Wuest of OspreyData’s executive team about the state of Gas Lift Optimization and exciting opportunities emerging as Machine Learning solutions are introduced into optimization practices.

Dr. Putcha walks through the top use cases for automated Gas Lift Optimization with AI, discuss methods and implementation and illustrate the numerous benefits these innovative practices will deliver to producers.


Join us Thursday November 14 as Jon Snyder, 10+ year Petroleum Analytics Engineer (formerly of eLynx, Venoco, and Encana) chats with OspreyData CTO Ron Frohock about how Unified Monitoring can bring immediate benefits to E&P operators.

Jon and Ron will walk through the ways Unified Monitoring helps Production teams save time daily and reduce time to resolution for operational issues. They will also discuss steps to implementation and illustrate the numerous benefits monitoring alone can deliver to producers.

OspreyData’s CEO Ed Cowsar Speaking at North American Petroleum Accounting Conference (NAPAC) in Dallas, Texas

OspreyData’s CEO Ed Cowsar Speaking at North American Petroleum Accounting Conference (NAPAC) in Dallas, Texas


HOUSTON, May 14, 2019 — OspreyData, leader in AI-based Production Optimization solutions for Oil & Gas, announces that Ed Cowsar, OspreyData’s Chief Executive Officer, is speaking at the upcoming North American Petroleum Accounting Conference (NAPAC) conference on May 16th. NAPAC is taking place on May 16-17th in Dallas, Texas. Cowsar will be speaking on “Optimizing Lease Operating Expense and Production with an AI Predictive Maintenance Platform Integrated to Operations and Accounting.”

Cowsar brings a wealth of knowledge to this topic. Participants at the conference will leave the session with real world advice on how to implement AI Predictive Maintenance and how to optimize return on investment (ROI) in daily operations.

Cowsar said, “It is an honor to be invited to speak at NAPAC, which is the quality Education Provider to Oil and Gas professionals. OspreyData’s AI enabled Production Optimization Platform leverages the industry’s urgency to operate at lower costs and commitment to holistic digital oil field operations. Producers seeking benefits from their SCADA and operational data investment are now able to transform to integrated production operations with clear financial benefits.  Join us to discuss how we lower LOE in shale plays including the Oklahoma SCOOP and Permian Basin.”

Jim Hoffman, Director of The Professional Development Institute at the University of North Texas, said, “I’ve known Ed for 20 years, and he is well qualified to educate Oil and Gas Industry Professionals on the advantages of Artificial Intelligence to E&P companies.  Producers interested in the ROI of smart field operations are welcome to join us to hear Ed Cowsar’s talk, as well as other industry leaders speak from Matador Resources, Deloitte, PwC, Energy Transfer Partners, and UTEP at the annual NAPAC event.”

OspreyData recently welcomed Ed Cowsar as Chief Executive Officer with a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors.  Ed succeeds former CEO John Burke, who has transitioned into a director role at the company.

Cowsar is uniquely suited to lead OspreyData in its current stage of growth, having over 30 years of expertise in Software and Energy. Cowsar grew up in Oil & Gas in production and drilling in the oil fields of Texas and on Amoco and Mobil Oil offshore platforms.  He progressed to delivering robotics solutions for GE’s Ruska Instrument and helping launch Enterprise Software and Business Intelligence platforms for Kronos and SAP. He ran high growth business units at Oracle and was instrumental in taking Infinium Software public with a successful Wall Street IPO.  Cowsar recently helped start the Oil & Gas produced water recycling firm Energy Water Solutions, which lowers production costs in the Eagle Ford Shale, Permian Basin, Fayetteville Shale and Marcellus Shale. He is an active speaker on Change Management, Technology Innovations and is an active volunteer in prison ministries.  Cowsar has a BS in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering.

OspreyData is the first software platform to bring expert-augmented Machine Learning to the E&P space. Their predictive models identify problem states in Artificial Lift and Production that lead to downtime and sub-optimal oil and gas production, allowing operators to take early action to prevent failure and increase production and safety. OspreyData is based in Orange County, CA and Houston, TX.

Register at https://bit.ly/2GUZMWe to learn how OspreyData can lower your Lease Operating Costs now, and hear upcoming webcasts and read white papers on how to use OspreyData’s AI enabled Production Optimization Platform in Oil and Gas Operations.

For more visit www.ospreydata.com or call 844-OSPREY-NOW.

Kenneth Collins Joins OspreyData as VP of Production Optimization & Services

Kenneth Collins Joins OspreyData as VP of Production Optimization & Services

HOUSTON, April 23, 2019 — OspreyData, leader in AI-Based Production Optimization solutions for Oil & Gas, announced today that Kenneth Collins has joined as VP of Product Optimization & Services. Collins is a seasoned Oil & Gas executive who brings 25 years of experience in all areas of Production, specializing in optimization.

“OspreyData is honored to have Ken Collins lead our services initiatives focused on Production Optimization and leveraging our Artificial Intelligence-enabled Production Optimization Platform used by Oil & Gas producers to lower Lease Operating Expense and enhance production,” stated Ed Cowsar, CEO.  “Ken is a thought leader in the industry and known for streamlining operations and implementing the most effective best practices to produce oil and gas efficiently. His leadership and background are valuable and timely to OspreyData clients who really need to grow and maintain profitability right now.”

Most recently Collins was a leader at EP Energy, responsible for the Central Completions Engineering Group and various operations across multiple shale plays, including the Eagle Ford Shale.  His prolific career in Oil & Gas began 25 years ago at Dowell Schlumberger in his first role as Field Supervisor & Engineer, and has grown to include roles as Completions Technical Advisor, Completions Manager, Production Manager and many additional roles as Engineer. He also worked at Conoco and Burlington Resources in the San Juan Basin and Permian. Ken brings vast knowledge and hands-on experience in Production, Engineering and Management, and emphasizes economics, design, safety and continuous personnel development in his practice. His expertise thoroughly aligns with OspreyData’s mission.

At OspreyData, he leads initiatives with Oil and Gas companies implementing their AI-based platform.  His projects help innovative producers in the US and abroad integrate technology with facilities and business processes to identify problems before they happen in Production Operations & Artificial Lift.  He helps producers plan to lower well downtime and lease operating expenses and increase production across fields and plays.

“I see tremendous value in implementing predictive solutions for Production Optimization,” said Collins, who is originally from Louisiana, worked and lived in New Mexico for several years and now hails from Houston. “The time is right for Oil and Gas professionals to embrace technology in production like OspreyData’s talented team is enabling. I am already adding my experience and knowledge to optimize Production Operations for all types of operators.”

OspreyData is the first software platform to bring expert-augmented Machine Learning to the E&P space. Their predictive models identify problem states in Artificial Lift and Production that lead to downtime and sub-optimal oil and gas production, allowing operators to take early action to prevent failure and increase production and safety. OspreyData is based in Orange County, CA and Houston, TX. 

For more visit www.ospreydata.com or call 844-OSPREY-NOW.

Live Webinar: Don’t Lose The AI Race: Why You Need A Data Quality Strategy in Oil & Gas

Live Webinar: Don’t Lose The AI Race: Why You Need A Data Quality Strategy in Oil & Gas

Join us Thursday May 2 as key members of OspreyData’s Executive Team discuss one of the most crucial issues being faced in the Oil & Gas AI Revolution: developing a robust Data Quality strategy.

OspreyData CTO Ron Frohock (20+ years Technology Executive) and VP of Production Optimization & Services Ken Collins (20+ years Production Engineering & Management Executive) will be demonstrating how operators of any size can leverage data to deploy new methods for Artificial Lift monitoring and achieve a sizable ROI.

TOPICS COVERED
  • How Data Quality goes beyond Sensors & Telemetry
  • Ways to approach building your Data Strategy
  • How to leverage data for Optimization & Diagnostics
  • How better data impacts your entire organization